The ever-nebulous "Web 2.0" is emerging as one of the five top security risks to watch for both consumers and the enterprise--this according to the inaugural edition of the "GTISC Emerging Cyber Threats Report for 2008" out of Georgia Tech's Information Security Center. The report, released at the GTISC Security Summit on Emerging Cyber Security Threats and Countermeasures, identifies the key data security threats that are likely to expand and evolve in the coming year.
Indiana University is launching a new multi-campus communication system based around Connect-ED from the NTI Group. The system, part of the wider IU-Notify system, will be used to provide emergency communications to students, faculty, and staff.
Seattle University in Washington is expanding its emergency notifications with the addition of the e2Campus communication system. According to a Seattle U representative, the university was also busy this summer bolstering its emergency preparedness in other areas.
The University of Virginia will deploy a suite of communications tools campus-wide in order to deliver news, emergency alerts, and other information to students, faculty, and staff. The university will use the Visix AxisTV Enterprise platform at the core of its campus communications network.
Novell next month will begin shipping two new workspace and collaboration tools for its Open Workgroup Suite: Novell Teaming and Novell Teaming + Conferencing. The tools are designed to boost team productivity and streamline processes involved in creating, managing, and sharing information.
Motorola has expanded its MOTOwi4 lineup with a new fixed point to point wireless Ethernet bridge: the PTP 25600, a modified version of the PTP 600. The new 2.5 GHz, 300 Mbps solution is targeted toward Educational Broadband Service license holders and is designed to provide secure broadband access for online courses and other instructional programs. It's available now in the United States.
Northwestern University is using a service assurance application to verify and measure the quality and performance of its next-generation IP network and services.
A new text messaging service set up by the University of Colorado at Boulder saw an enormous spike in enrollment following a stabbing on campus, Monday, Aug. 27. About 30 minutes after the incident, staff used the system to alert students. This service was launched as recently as Aug. 23 of this year.
An internal review of Virginia Tech's information and communications infrastructure in the wake of the April shootings found that the campus telecommunication systems were "dramatically stressed during the initial response period but performed adequately," according to a report in The Roanoke Times.
Ivy Tech Community College in Indiana is deploying a new emergency alert system for its Indianapolis campus. The system will be used to "instantly notify students and staff in the Indianapolis metro area of emergencies, weather alerts, closings, and even class-related information," according to a release issued by Ivy Tech.